October 12th, 2016

USTA Florida One-Day Diversity Camp Coming to Miami on Oct. 29

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USTA Florida is hosting four Development Camps for Diverse Backgrounds in 2016, and the next stop will be Miami at the William H. Kerdyk Biltmore Tennis Center on Oct. 29 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Juniors that went on to become pros or college stand-outs that have attended USTA Florida Diversity Camps in the past include Sloane Stephens, Victoria Duval, Sachia Vickery, and former University of Florida star Sekou Bangoura.

The camp is for junior tennis players age 12-18 who are currently participating in USTA tournaments, are looking to improve their game, learn about college scholarship opportunities and the latest in sports science and physical training.

“This will be the second year we are hosting more than one diversity camp to give more players around the state the opportunity to participate in this great learning experience,” says USTA Florida Player Development Coordinator Andy Gladstone. “The more players we can impact through the camps, the better it is for our sport and for the participants to improve in areas such as match play, strategy, and learning the amazing experiences they can have as college players.”

The cost for the one-day camp is $50. The fee includes drills, match play, a camp t-shirt, classroom improvement sessions for parents and players, and lunch. Entries for the camp close on Oct. 26.

To register or learn more about the Miami camp go to www.ustaflorida.com/event/2016-diversity-camp-coral-gables or contact Andy Gladstone at Gladstone@ustaflorida.com.